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Photograph - CSIRAC Computer, Final Switch Off, Frank Hirst, November 1964 Image Reg. No: MM 90899 37

Summary:
This is one of a series of photographic material in print, negative and/or digital formats covering CSIRAC machine and the people associated with it. The series was acquired from the University of Melbourne in 2003.
Description Of Content:
Frank Hirst switching CSIRAC off for the last time. November 1964. Significantly this event also marked the end of the first generation of computing. CSIRAC was one of the world's first electronic digital stored program computers and is the last of the first generation to still exist intact.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from University of Melbourne (The) Computer Science & Software Engineering Department
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: computing, csirac computer, first generation computers, mainframe computers, making history - csirac
Themes this item is part of: Computing Departments at the University of Melbourne, a brief history 1956-1996, Farewell to CSIRAC, Information & Communication Collection, CSIRAC Collection
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: archival materials
Format: Photograph: Black & White
Date Depicted: 1964

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